by Herman Hesse
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Character Analysis

Although Vasudeva rarely speaks, he radiates understanding, empathy and love. He is endlessly wise, but attributes his sense of peace and joy to the river on which he lives and works. By cultivating his ability to listen to what the river has to say metaphorically about life, he has gained spiritual insight. These qualities make Vasudeva the perfect teacher for Siddhartha, as he is able to offer guidance, companionship, and support without the rigidity of doctrine and methodology.

Vasudeva Timeline
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